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PlayStation Network social, gaming issues continue to plague gamers

PlayStation Network social, gaming issues continue to plague gamers

PlayStation 4 owners have been complaining about issues with the PSN service most of today (Thursday), primarily about trouble getting into in-game parties and joining voice chats. Sony updated the PSN status page with a warning about Gaming and Social issues earlier today, saying about 4PM EST that it was investigating the issue. No update has been given and the issues persist.

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Fortnite PS4 party issue is keeping players out of Squads

Fortnite PS4 party issue is keeping players out of Squads

Following the Season 5 update for Fortnite, some PlayStation 4 players are reporting issues joining other players' parties, making it impossible to play Duos and Squads. Epic Games has acknowledged these reports, stating earlier today that it is "monitoring" the situation with plans to update gamers when the issue is fixed.

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Xperia XA2 Plus mid-range phone packs Sony Hi-Res audio

Xperia XA2 Plus mid-range phone packs Sony Hi-Res audio

Sony has taken the wraps off its new Xperia XA2 Plus, a smartphone packing the company's Hi-Res audio technology, as well as an 18:9 display, 4K camera, and more. The company hawks the XA2 Plus as an "entertainment-focused" handset, one that falls within the mid-tier Xperia range. This marks the first time Sony has offered Hi-Res audio in its "super mid-range" Xperia lineup, the company says.

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Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium pre-orders arrive at Amazon

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium pre-orders arrive at Amazon

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium may not be arriving for a few weeks yet, but beginning today, those of you who are so inclined can pre-order one. Amazon has opened up pre-orders for the Xperia XZ2 Premium, but if you want one, you're going to have a lot of money. The good news, however, is that Amazon is including a pretty tempting bonus with XZ2 Premium pre-orders.

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PS Store summer sale 2018: this month’s big PS4 game deals arrive

PS Store summer sale 2018: this month’s big PS4 game deals arrive

Sony has officially taken the wraps off its PS Store summer sale 2018, the time during which it slaps a bunch of deep discounts on games for the PS3, PS4, and PS Vita. As we've come to expect, Sony has some major discounts for big and small titles alike, some of them as much as 60-percent off, though you'll need a PS Plus subscription to get the best rates. We've picked some of the best deals to make shopping easier.

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It’s not been a good week for cord-cutters

It’s not been a good week for cord-cutters

Unexpected price increases, terms of service that change with no warning, and a gradual sense that you're paying more and more but getting nothing extra: the same complaints that led many to cut the cord are starting to crop up again, only this time around on-demand services. Indeed, it's not been a great week for cord-cutters trying to be frugal with their home entertainment.

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PlayStation Vue price increase adds $5/mo to all plans

PlayStation Vue price increase adds $5/mo to all plans

PlayStation Vue is about to get more expensive, with Sony announcing a price hike for its on-demand streaming service. The news comes, somewhat ironically, on the heels of AT&T confirming its DirecTV NOW service would be increasing its subscription fee, a move it said was to better match what rivals were charging.

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Fallout 76 cross-play bad news is all Sony’s fault says Bethesda director

Fallout 76 cross-play bad news is all Sony’s fault says Bethesda director

Cross-platform play is something that's on the minds of a lot of gamers at the moment, and Sony has been getting a lot of negative attention because of it. While the industry in general seems to be moving toward a future where anyone can play games with their friends regardless of platform, Sony has been the last major holdout. Sony's unwillingness to play nice with other platform holders seems to have quashed plans for cross-play in yet another game, and this time around, it's Bethesda's Fallout 76.

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Here’s your PlayStation Plus free games lineup for July

Here’s your PlayStation Plus free games lineup for July

With June 2018 wrapping up at the end of this week, it's time to start looking forward to July. That means another round of free PlayStation Plus games is coming up, and now Sony has revealed just what those games are. If you're ready for more from the mind of David Cage after Beyond: Two Souls was included in May's lineup, then you'll definitely want to have a look at what's on tap for July.

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Xperia XZ2 Premium is going to cost you this much

Xperia XZ2 Premium is going to cost you this much

While some will always be able to find ways to justify the groundbreaking high prices of the likes of the iPhone X or Galaxy Note 8, they seem to have started an unfortunate trend. They have proven that some consumers are not so averse at paying four-digit figures for the latest and greatest phones. That may have inspired Sony with its Xperia XZ2 Premium which launches in the US next month, carrying such a price tag that might make some question if it’s worth it.

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Fortnite cross-play controversy: Sony’s latest doesn’t inspire

Fortnite cross-play controversy: Sony’s latest doesn’t inspire

With Fortnite's arrival on Nintendo Switch earlier in the month, Sony suddenly found itself the target of a lot of angry gamers. Many Fortnite fans discovered that their Fortnite accounts were locked to PS4 when they tried to sign in on Nintendo Switch. This, of course, meant that those interested in playing on both PS4 and Switch would need to create separate accounts, and purchases made on one wouldn't transfer to the other.

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Microsoft, Nintendo promote cross-play as Sony remains stubborn

Microsoft, Nintendo promote cross-play as Sony remains stubborn

Microsoft and Nintendo are throwing a jab at Sony with a newly launched video that promotes cross-play between the Xbox One and Switch consoles. The issue of cross-play made its way back into public discourse with the launch of a Fortnite on Switch port, specifically the fact that PS4 players can't use their Fortnite accounts on other platforms.

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